Cry of the Penitent

Father, I am weary and sick with sin

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Father, I am weary and sick with sin]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Father, I am weary and sick with sin,
Wandering away from Thee;
To Thine arms of mercy, oh, take me in,
Fully saved I long to be.

Chorus:
Take me in,
Take me in,
Open wide Thine arms of love and take me in;
See, I come relenting, o’er the past repenting,
Open wide Thine arms of love and take me in.

2 Here a full surrender I freely make,
Helpless at Thy feet I lie;
Worldly fame and treasures I all forsake,
To their charms forever die. [Chorus]

3 Deeper yet my soul in its longing cries,
Work within the double cure;
For a whole salvation my sacrifice,
Sanctify and make me pure. [Chorus]

4 Evermore, my Savior, hold Thou me fast
In Thy loving, strong embrace,
Until safe in glory, my anchor cast,
I behold Thee face to face. [Chorus]


Source: Light and Life Songs No. 2 #51

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father, I am weary and sick with sin
Title: Cry of the Penitent
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Take me in, take me in

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Light and Life Songs No. 2 #51

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Light and Life Songs No. 4 #51

Spirit of Praise #d26

The Christian Witness Songs #d28

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Voices of praise #51

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